Members of a new state commission say they’ll have a hard time studying alternatives to Common Core public school standards without money to bring in experts from outside North Carolina. Terry Stoops discusses that dilemma during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Speaking of money, Sarah Curry outlines the opening stages of North Carolina’s next state budget process. UNC-Wilmington professor Mike Adams recounts the resolution of his long-running free-speech court fight with his employer, and Joe Stewart of the N.C. FreeEnterprise Foundation shares some humorous anecdotes from recent Tar Heel political history.

Plus you’ll hear highlights from Bill Kristol’s recent John Locke Foundation Headliner luncheon dissecting 2014 election results.